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LEINO QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY

Saturday, 01.19.2013 / 1:30 PM
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LEINO QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY
Leino

Ville Leino did not take part in Saturday’s practice at First Niagara Center, and his status for Sunday’s home opener against Philadelphia is now questionable.

Head coach Lindy Ruff said the injury has been nagging at Leino for a few days, and he finally succumbed to it on Friday when he was forced to leave during practice. Leino will test the injury on Sunday morning, and Ruff said they’ll determine afterwards if he’s able to play.

LISTEN TO LINDY RUFF'S PRESS CONFERENCE

“My discussions with him are if he feels like he’s good, he’s ready to roll, then we’ll get him in. If not, then I’ll adjust the lineup.”

At today’s practice, Jochen Hecht took Leino’s spot on the line with rookie Mikhail Grigorenko and Steve Ott. The fourth line center position vacated by Hecht between John Scott and Patrick Kaleta was filled by Matt Ellis.

“The thought is Jochen can be there; we can bump Kaleta up. We’ve got a couple of options there. We can maneuver.”

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82